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Gun Control Legislation May Be Endorsed By WHRHS

Resolution on Tuesday's agenda supports measures recommended by president.

In the ongoing discussions of how to prevent additional school shootings similar to the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, schools have been feeling the most pressure to take action.

And while school security was the first area reviewed, on Tuesday, members of the Watchung Hills Regional Board of Education will dive deeper into the issue and consider a resolution endorsing President Barack Obama's recommendations aimed at stemming such mass killings. 

The resolution, if approved, would express the board's "full support of President Obama’s gun control initiatives as an important and necessary step towards limiting or eliminating gun violence in our country and in our country’s schools and public areas."

The resolution also seeks to obtain similar endorsements of other school districts and encourages New Jersey's Congressional delegation, as well as state officials, to approve the recommendations.

Discussion on the resolution should be interesting—we'll bring coverage after Tuesday's meeting, as well as of this week's Warren news. 

JM January 21, 2013 at 03:24 PM
A resolution in support of banning homicide would be an equally effective and productive use of time.
Robert D'Arienzo January 21, 2013 at 04:02 PM
Maybe we should hang up some more signs stating that guns are not permitted on school property. I'm sure that will deter a gunman like Lanza.
Kevin Jones January 21, 2013 at 08:20 PM
Years a go we had a so called assault weapons ban that did nothing but take them away from Law abiding Citizens and had no affect on Criminals. This makes as much sense as a Gun Free School Zones which tell any Criminal or Nut case that there is no one here with a gun so if they enter our schools with a gun who is going to stop them? Lets face it Criminals and nut cases don't care about the gun laws!!!
CAMERON J HALL January 22, 2013 at 03:59 PM
This kind of thing never happened before they took away the rights of parenting.
Beth January 22, 2013 at 05:50 PM
We should all support this resolution as it truly is for the safety of our children.
JM January 22, 2013 at 09:39 PM
Beth, please provide relevant facts to support your theory, please....

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